The start of baseball season reminds me of a story that makes a good point.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a famous athlete or to live the lifestyle of the rich and famous? Just about every child has entertained such dreams, but it’s not as wonderful as you might think.
Commenting on the influence an elderly minister left on his life, legendary baseball player Babe Ruth said:
“Most of the people who have really counted in my life were not famous. Few ever heard of them, except those who knew and loved them.
“I knew an old minister once whose hair was white and whose face shone. I have written my name on thousands and thousands of baseballs in my life; he wrote his name on just a few simple hearts. How I envy him! He was not trying to please himself and win the plaudits of the world. So fame never came to him.
“I am listed as a famous homerun hitter. Yet, beside that humble, obscure minister, who was so good and wise, I never got to first base!”
Dear friend, serving God in any capacity is far more important and rewarding than achieving fortune and fame. If you really want to “hit a homerun” in life spend your life serving Christ. That’s something you will never regret! Think about it!